Saturday, 28 May 2016

Shadows in My Room and What's That Noise Bedtime Stories by Linda Weaver Clark (Children's, Audiobook, 5 years +, 10E/10E)

 March 2016, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 18 minutes, Audiobook (& Paperback), Review copy 

Summary from Amazon UK (I don't benefit by mentioning them)
In each of these stories, a mother helps her little girl understand her fears at night. Shadows In My Room: Kayla sees shadows in her room that disturb her. Her mother answers all her questions about each shadow that she points to, and helps her to calm down and go to sleep. What’s That Noise: Amber hears noises that disturb her such as the wind and thunder. Her mother teaches Amber to use her imagination by turning something fearful into something fun.

Nayu's thoughts
Here are several reassuring tales for anxious sleepers. I thought there were only 2 stories so was happily surprised when I heard more being told. They really address the worries both children and adults have about the dark, including fear of shadows, the wind, thunder, and the bizarre ability to deny being tired at bedtime. 

I loved listening to the engrossing tales. The narrator Heidi Allred did all the sounds and used different voices for each character. The way the mother came up with suggestions for everything was impressive, and ones I'll try and remember if I need them later. I can't think of a night fear which wasn't covered in these short yet fun listens that can quite easily. These can easily be listened to one each night rather than all in one go. Unfortunately even knowing shadows are just shadows, having an imaginative mind can make nighttime a tricky situation, especially when wakimg from a nightmare, and Linda's book goes a long way to making sleep much easier for everyone.  

Find out more on Linda's website.

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